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Future crime: Loyola assistant professor awarded FBI research project

October 12, 2012

Loyola University New Orleans’ Department of Criminal Justice assistant professor Christian Bolden, Ph.D., is keeping an eye on innovative crimes happening around the world, because they could likely catch on in the U.S.

Bolden was selected as the FBI’s “Futurist in Residence” for its Behavioral Science Unit to pursue his research to study the future of crime. The two-year research project focuses on globalized and transnational crime, including criminal innovations that are emerging in other countries, but have not yet caught on in the U.S. and transnational criminal innovation already occurring in the states. As a part of his research, he’ll make short-term visits to the FBI Academy to teach.

Bolden also received the "Love of Learning Award" from the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society in September. The award recognizes total academic career achievement and future promise.

Bolden is brand new to Loyola, joining the criminal justice faculty for the Fall 2012 semester. He has a doctorate in sociology from the University of Central Florida.

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